Mount Auburn Hospital opens new Level II nursery to further support newborns with complex clinical needs
Expansion includes private rooms and a virtual “NICView” visiting room
Cambridge, Mass. – A new Level II nursery unit offering around-the-clock acute care for newborns requiring advanced support opened this week at Mount Auburn Hospital (MAH). Neonatologists and skilled nursing staff in the newly remodeled special care nursery have the expertise and technology to stabilize newborns born at 34 weeks gestation or later until they are ready for discharge or transfer to a Level III nursery for even more advanced care.
“Mount Auburn Hospital has long been known for patient-centered care, and the new nursery space was built with our newborns and their families in mind,” said Jeanette Clough, President of Mount Auburn Hospital. “With our new nursery unit, we’re able to ensure our newborns who require extra care receive the support they need from highly-skilled staff in a new, exceptional setting that caters to both the parent and baby.”
The brand new space features all private rooms, most with a view of the Charles River, and the option to have one parent or guardian stay overnight with their newborn. A virtual visiting room, the “NICView,” offers a secure, password-protected live camera stream for parents and loved ones to be able to see the baby while at home via secure login. Other features include central monitoring by a team of clinical experts, state-of-the-art stabilization equipment and a dedicated breast milk refrigerator in each room.
“Our new Level II nursery is dedicated to stabilizing and providing exceptional care to newborn babies who need special attention,” said Janet Scott Lloyd, MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Auburn Hospital. “A parent and their newborn baby’s needs are our top priority, and we’re thrilled to now offer these new amenities to further foster a supportive, personalized and compassionate environment for our patients.”
About Mount Auburn Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, its mission is to provide clinically excellent care with compassion and to teach students of medicine and the health professions.
Mount Auburn Hospital is a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education. For more information, visit www.bilh.org.